Hi the problem with rules they have to be policed and not every one obeys.
Quote "rules are for the guidence of wise men and the obeyed by fools " cant remenber who quoted it I am not sure wether it was Winston Churchill UK wartime Prime Minister.
Thanks @nickelsilver! The illustration is extremely appreciated!
I'll try this. What tool can/should I use to push on the HS (I've never touched a HS before)?
Do I push the spring little by little until it looks good or do I use some other technique?
I suppose I can leave the balance in the watch (mainspring wound down of course), no?